I'll review my usage of the terms "client" and "user" and try to consistently user the term client to mean an executing LDAP client application and the term user to mean a human being interacting with a client application.
>>> "Kurt D. Zeilenga" <Kurt@OpenLDAP.org> 12/6/2001 2:26:37 PM >>>
At 01:02 PM 2001-12-06, Steve Sonntag wrote:
>>>>> "Kurt D. Zeilenga" < Kurt@OpenLDAP.org > 06-Dec-01 1:43:10 PM >>>
>>Here are my personal thoughts on this.
>>It may be useful to distinguish between the user (a human or
>>application entity) and the client (director user agent).
>>It would be inappropriate to distinguish components of the client,
>>in particular which portions are part of APIs shared between
>>multiple clients and portions specific to the particular client.
>Agreed, I had no intent of identifying or separating client
>but instead wanted only to identify what is the responsibility of the
>versus the LDAP client protocol agent.
these terms ("application/user" and "client protocol agent") I
find confusing as "application" implies an "implementation" not
an entity acting as a human.